Football gambling fortunes for the Jacksonville Jaguars may be changing, however, after their thrilling 31-28 NFL gambling upset over the Indianapolis Colts.
Buffalo will host Jacksonville on Sunday with a 1:05 PM eastern kickoff and a telecast by CBS. Sports-Gambling opened with a pick’em line and an over/under of 41.
The Jacksonville Jaguars stole one from the Colts last week as Josh Scobee kicked a 59 yard field goal at the gun to win the game. With the win the Jags improved their overall record to 2-2 both straight up and with the football odds as 3 of their 4 games have gone over the total.
The win over Indianapolis was critical as the Jaguars were coming off back to back horrible losses and head coach Jack Del Rio and quarterback David Garrard were feeling intense heat. There is still much to be done by Jacksonville as they rank 25th for total offense and 30th for total defense.
Running back Maurice Jones Drew has been impressive with 322 yards to help keep the heat off the struggling Garrard, who has an 80.7 QB rating and a 6/5 touchdown/interception ratio.
The Buffalo Bills are coming off a 38-14 debacle against the New York Jets as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had no more ability to move the offense than the recently waived Trent Edwards. Head coach Chan Gailey continues to struggle at jumpstarting the team.
On the positive Fitzpatrick has outperformed Edwards and has an 88 QB rating but the Bills problems have proven to go far beyond the quarterback position. Buffalo ranks an abysmal 28th for scoring and dead last for points allowed and has to be considered the worst team in the NFL.
Buffalo now has a record of 0-4 straight up and 1-3 with the NFL odds.
There is little doubt which Buffalo team will show up for this matchup as it will be a bad one. The big question for handicappers is which version of the Jaguars they will get for Sunday.
An AFC South Division win over the defending conference champions is impressive but the Jags have shown no football gambling consistency so far and must prove that they can handle a bad team and avoid a possible letdown.